Home Run Ball Gives Majors Win

Four-run ninth sparks Majors

KITCHENER – The London Majors scored four ninth-inning runs, capped by a Cleveland Brownlee blast, to beat the Kitchener Panthers 4-3 Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.
Trailing 3-0 and down to their last three outs, the Majors’ rally started when Edward Salcedo’s sacrifice fly scored Chris McQueen, who walked to open the inning. Byron Reichstein tied the game with a two-run home run, which set up Brownlee’s go-ahead hit with two out.
Reichstein, Brendan DeClark and Keith Kandel all had two hits.
Joan Montero (1-1) picked up the win, giving up a run on two hits over four innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.
Starling Peralta tossed a scoreless ninth for his first save. He struck out one and allowed a hit.
London starter Cory Hammond went four innings, allowing two runs on six hits with two walks.
For Kitchener, Tanner Nivins singled and hit a solo home run. Brian Burton had two hits and an RBI, while Mike Andrulis singled twice and scored once.
Matt Vickers (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. He walked one.
Stephen Gade started and went five scoreless innings, scattering three hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

Baycats blast Herd with 18-hit attack

BARRIE – Glenn Jackson homered and drove in four to lead the Barrie Baycats to a 15-1 win over the Burlington Herd Sunday afternoon at Coates Stadium.
Jackson also singled as part of the Baycats’ 18-hit attack. Kevin Atkinson went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs, Kyle DeGrace singled and doubled and had two RBI and two runs, Ryan Spataro went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a single and four runs, Jordan Castaldo singled twice, scored twice and drove in a run, Branfy Infante and Steve Lewis each had two hits and two RBI, and Jeff Cowan drove in a run and scored twice.
Emilis Guerrero (2-0) benefitted from the offence, going five scoreless innings and scattering four hits with a walk and five strikeouts.
Daniel Ohorodnyk had two hits and an RBI for the Herd. Jensen Park singled twice.
Rich Corrente (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits over five innings with three walks.

Late rally lifts Cardinals past Red Sox

BRANTFORD – The Hamilton Cardinals scored twice in the top of the ninth to open their season with a 4-2 win in Brantford Sunday afternoon.
Laine Renaud singled to start the inning and scored two batters later on a wild pitch for the winning run. Jake Chiaravalle doubled the Cards’ lead when he scored on a passed ball.
Renaud finished the game 2-for-4, and Grant Arnold hit a two-run single in the third inning.
Josh Freeman (1-0) threw three scoreless innings for the win. He walked two and struck out one and allowed a hit. Dan Connerty pitched the ninth for his first save. Connerty didn’t give up a hit and walked one.
Starter Zackary Gonzalez went three innings and gave up an unearned run on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Ricky Murray singled and doubled for Brantford in its first game. Wilson Soriano scored a run and stole two bases.
Euclides Leyer (0-1) took the loss, allowing two runs on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts over two innings.
Red Sox starter Matt Martinow went four innings, giving up two runs on three hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

Leafs’ bats hammer Royals in IBL return

TORONTO – Hot hitting has the Toronto Maple Leafs off to a strong start.
The Leafs scored nine runs over the first three innings and had a run in each of the first seven innings to cruise to a 14-4 win over the Guelph Royals Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.
Mike Reeves and Justin Marra both homered in the win, and Damon Topolie drove in three runs as Toronto pounded Guelph pitching for 18 hits. The Royals were making their return to the IBL after folding early last season.
Reeves finished the day atop the Toronto lineup 3-for-6 with two RBI and three runs. Marra went 4-for-5, belting a pair of doubles to go with his longball. He also had an RBI and scored four times. Marcus Knecht doubled and had an RBI while scoring twice, and Julian Johnson connected for two hits, an RBI and a run. Dan Marra and Connor Lewis each had a pair of hits
For the second straight game the Leafs gave winning pitcher Zac Sloan (2-0) some early support, and the lefty made the most of them, going five innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits, while striking out seven and walking four.
Guelph starter Daniel Marquez (0-1) was pulled in the second inning after giving up five runs on five hits while walking a pair and hitting a batter.
Offensively, Quinton Brent hit a solo run and scored twice, Josh Garton singled twice, and Sean Reilly drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Future games
Thursday, May 17
Barrie at Burlington 7:15 p.m.
Friday, May 18
Kitchener at London 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, May 19
Hamilton at Burlington 1:05 p.m.
Guelph at Barrie 2 p.m.
Toronto at London 6 p.m.

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